Legislative Update

The horse racing industry (minus Arlington Park, who is currently wavering in their support of a gaming bill), is in agreement on the horse racing language portion of an anticipated major gaming package. This bill still does not have an official number yet and is still being debated at the leadership level (Governor, Speaker of the House, Senate President).   However, if allowed to move forward, this bill ensures harness racing a bright future. I wish I could be more specific with details, but there is simply too much uncertainty at this time.  As issues unfold, and they will in the next 1-8 days for better or worse, I’ll update everyone as quickly as possible.    Tony Somone, Executive Director – IHHA.